TAIPEI, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- About 21 tourists from the Chinese mainland were injured Saturday in a bus accident in Kaohsiung city, southern Taiwan.
Eighteen people, including seven children, were slightly injured, and another three were "observed with apparent wounds," according to the Taiwan Strait Tourism Association.
The top of the bus, carrying 28 passengers, hit the top of a tunnel at about 10:04 a.m. as the driver took the wrong way. The 28 passengers include 25 tourists and a tour leader from east China's Zhejiang Province, as well as a tour guide and a bus driver both from Taiwan.
All the injured were taken to hospital. The tour leader surnamed Hong has stayed in hospital for further observation and treatment, while the others have returned to hotels, according to the Shihe travel agency, which hosts the mainland tour group in Taiwan.
The accident was possibly caused by the driver underestimating the height of the bus, the Kaohsiung authorities said, adding that further investigation was underway.
The bus driver told media that he was distracted when discussing the travel schedule with the Taiwan tour guide and went the wrong way.
The tour guide from Taiwan has bruises in hands and forehead, while the driver is unhurt.
Shihe travel agency said the journey would continue until Monday as scheduled.